Monday, February 22, 2016


She still has the ping pong skills
Cooking a special treat

Medium pizza in Japan... That's why they are 
smaller than Americans


This week has been really good! I absolutely love training and Sister
Solomon is a great missionary! She's from New Zealand! She tries so
hard and catches on really quickly with the language. When finding,
she has a lot of courage. She is so positive and is helping me so
much. I love being a missionary but her joy and happiness is making me
remember the thrill and excitement of missionary work. We are so
excited for the many miracles we will see together! Oh, I heard her
grandma has been reading my blog so shout out to her!

Being a trainer is definitely boosting my confidence but I need to
make sure I don't become a bundle of pride. I'm amazed when I can be
able to translate for Sister Solomon but I know it is definitely the
gift of tongues. I've never been the oldest in a companionship before
so I never felt good at Japanese. We went to get Sister Solomon's bike
and I have no idea how I was able to translate for Sister Solomon and
the bike people. But I'm definitely humbled in lessons where I need to
take over because Sister Solomon is a bean chan but it is an amazing
growing experience.

Now, I'd like to share some of the miracles this week! On the way to
Kodomo Eikaiwa (children's English), we said hello to a mother with
her cute baby. She kept staring at our name tags and I couldn't tell
if she really wanted to talk to us or she hated us; it was hard to
read her face expression. So I said a little prayer in my heart and
waited to feel the Holy Ghost to see what I should do and then I spoke
with her. We talked for a while and I asked if she'd ever been to
church and she said no but her friend invited her awhile ago. We
talked some more about what we do as missionaries and some basic
principles of the gospel. I gave her a flyer and as soon as she saw
that we are Mormons she said, "my friend who invited me is Mormon."
She had been to Brazil and met someone who was Mormon and she invited
her to church. It was so cool! She lives in Tokyo right now and was in
Mito visiting her parents. She said she doesn't have too much interest
right now but I know that the more she meets missionaries and members
the more interest she will have.

Vy is doing amazing! She is seriously the most amazing person ever. We
had a lesson with her and taught about the commandments, prophets, and
the word of wisdom. She understood really well and asked really good
questions that show she really has the desire to change her life.
There were some concerns but she said from now on she wants to follow
the commandments because she wants to be baptized. We have another
appointment with her tomorrow and we will go over the baptismal
interview questions to see if there's anything she needs review on. I
am so honored to be able to work with her!

Things are definitely going fast but I am grateful for every moment
here. Some days I am unbelievably tired and just want to stay inside
all day but I know that as I try my hardest and endure with faith to
the end I will be blessed and be changed into a better person. I love
you all so much! Thank you for everything! 愛しています!

Love, Sister Lacey

1 comment:

  1. Cute photos :)
    Maria V.